I smell a big policy reversal coming if The Harper wants his majority. From MacLean’s: Journalists snub PM
May 23, 2006 – 18:51
Journalists boycott Harper news conference as media battle heats up
OTTAWA (CP) – About two dozen journalists walked out on Stephen Harper on Tuesday after he refused to take their questions, the latest chapter in an increasingly unseemly spat between the prime minister and members of the national media.
The scene of reporters boycotting a prime ministerial news conference was described by Parliament Hill veterans as a first. It resulted in Harper being forced to make his announcement on aid to Darfur to a small handful of reporters, photographers and cameramen outside the House of Commons.
From The Globe and Mail: Charest snubs The Harper
Quebec to go it alone on Kyoto, Charest says
LAVAL, Que. — Quebec Premier Jean Charest says he’s ready to act alone to respect the Kyoto accord if the federal government reneges on its commitments.
“The Quebec government is resolutely committed to Kyoto and we intend to soon announce our policy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions,” Mr. Charest said Tuesday.
Such principled action!